Need to repair your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" due to a broken or cracked screen? At RepairsUniverse our techs have created this in depth tear down repair guide to help anyone needing to replace a broken screen or other internal components for their Galaxy Tab 2 7".
This repair guide will help those needing to replace the following parts:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" LCD + Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement
- Safe Pry Opening Tool
- Small Phillips Screwdriver
- Small Flathead Screwdriver
- Adhesive Strips
- Heat Gun/Hair Dryer
All other Parts and Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" can be found at RepairsUniverse.com
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" Repair Guide:
- Prior to starting your repair you must completely power down your device.
- Next it is required that you remove your microSD card from the device.
- Using a safe open pry tool take off the back cover by releasing the clips which hold the cover in place.
After removing the back cover use the pry tool to release the battery connection located at the very bottom of the tablet.
- For the next step you will need to unscrew the Small Phillips screws (6) that hold in place the battery, which is shown to the left in the picture below. Doing so allows you to pry up and extract the battery.
- Once again using your Small Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screws (12) colored in red in the figure pictured on the right below.
- Then using your pry tool release the pop connectors which are outlined in the image below.
- Cautiously release the pop connectors and make sure not to tear any of the flex cables.
- The bottom pop connectors (2) hold in place the loud speakers. Releasing these connections will make it possible for the two loud speakers to be removed.
- After all the pop connectors (8) are released, delicately remove the motherboard from the tablet.
- (Figure 5.1) Use a Small Flathead screwdriver to take out the button flex cable located on the left side of the device, which is held in place with adhesive.
- (Figure 5.2) Remove the device's main camera.
- (Figure 5.3 - 5.4) Remove the main spacers (2) on the top left and top right. The spacers are being held in place with clips, make sure to apply a tiny bit of pressure using the Flathead screwdriver and the spacers should pop out without much resistance.
- (Figure 5.5) Remove the device's front camera.
- (Figure 5.6) Remove the sensor flex cables.
- (Figure 5.7) Remove the small metal cover and the rubber grommet shielding the headphone jack.
- (Figure 5.8) Remove the headphone jack/mic assembly.
- (Figure 6.1) With a heat gun (on low) or blow dryer (on medium) heat the sides and corners of the touch screen in order to loosen up the adhesive which holds the glass screen in place. Be very cautious to not overheat the screen as it's possible to create permanent damage your LCD screen. During the removal process you may discover that you will need to re-heat some of the stubborn spots.
- (Figure 6.2) Next, wedge the pry tool between the seam of the touch screen and the device's front housing. It can also be easier using a second pry tool from the inside of the device and applying enough leverage to begin the prying process.
- (Figure 6.3) Then continue to pry along the seams of the touch screen in order to release the adhesive holding it in place.
- (Figure 6.4) At this point the glass touch screen has nearly been completely released from all of the adhesive.
- (Figure 6.5) Eventually it should be possible to fold over the touch screen on the side of the housing where the connection is being fed through the unit's housing. Now you should be able to totally remove the touch screen.
- (Figure 6.6) If the LCD screen is also in need of replacement simply push on the back of the LCD screen from within inner housing in order to remove it.
To fix a new touch screen you will need to clean off the dirty and old adhesive and replace with fresh adhesive strips to the device's inner housing. This simple step will allow you to properly replace a glass digitizer.
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